We constantly see that the best players in the world will be kicked and harassed like you wouldn’t believe, but they need to keep it together and keep a level head.
Zinedine Zidane was the prime example of a legendary talent who would occasionally go nuts and thump someone, but Lionel Messi has never shown that side of his game.
There’s every reason to believe that he’s unhappy at Barcelona and they did force him to stay in the summer, while the Super Cup Final loss to Athletic Bilbao was a tough one to take tonight.
It appears that Messi finally snapped in the final moments of the game, and he gets a red card for trying to give someone a good thump here:
Messi sees red for an off-the-ball swing. pic.twitter.com/PAW8cm95OR
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 17, 2021
He knows he’s let his team down but it didn’t really affect the final outcome, but it will come with a hefty ban.